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IPAF Training - now supported with e Learning

IPAF Training - now supported with e Learning

10 January 2016 Email this article

IPAF’s mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) operator training programme takes a giant leap forward with a new generation of learning tools available from 1 February 2016 in the UK. After two years of research, testing and significant investment, the new learning materials are set to deliver flexibility and interactivity, with the same emphasis on practical training.

For the first time, trainees have the option of completing the theory part of the course via an interactive, state-of-the-art eLearning module. They can complete the eLearning module online – anytime, anywhere, on any device, at their own pace.

Operator eLearning does not replace practical training. Trainees who complete the online session must still pass a supervised theory test at an IPAF-approved training centre and must successfully complete a minimum half-day of practical training and testing before being issued a PAL Card as proof of successfully completed operator training.

Trainees opting for the instructor-led theory course will also benefit from the same state-of-the-art graphics, animations and learning techniques. They will continue to interact with an instructor and fellow students in a classroom setting.

Whether they complete the theory part via the eLearning module or the instructor-led course, all trainees must still pass a supervised theory test at an audited and approved training centre. Trainees will then proceed to the practical session and must pass a supervised practical test conducted by an IPAF-certified instructor. Successful trainees will receive a Smart PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) as proof of operator training.

There are now over half a million valid PAL Cards worldwide. PAL Cards can be verified online.